The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at wevl.org. In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at tim@wevl.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Playlist For November 25, 2020

The playlist for the November 25, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Orange Colored Sky

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Orange Colored Sky" by Nat King Cole with the Stan Kenton Band.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.  

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Washboard Blues

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Washboard Blues" by the Casa Loma Orchestra with Hoagy Carmichael on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Playlist For November 18, 2020

The playlist for the November 18, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The Sergeant Was Shy

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Sergeant Was Shy" by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Are You Ready?

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Are You Ready?" by Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Playlist For November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day Special

The playlist for the November 11, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Veterans Day Special - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Veterans Day & SSS Special

November 11 was originally known as Armistice Day, to commemorate the ending of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  In the UK and Commonwealth countries, it continues as Remembrance Day, and the intent is to remember those who fell in the line of duty.  The U.S. changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all veterans.  Film Noir Photos posted this very appropriate picture of Lana Turner, Deanna Durbin and Marlene Dietrich welcoming the one millionth visitor to the Hollywood Canteen in 1944.  

In honor of Veterans Day, all the songs I'll be playing tonight on the Swing Shift Shuffle will have a military theme.